How would somebody who wants some coaching retain a coach? The answer varies with the organization. However I have some ideas based on my experience. The simplest way is to retain somebody to help with a specific issue. Often some planning issues is great start. My favourite is a strategic management issue.
Let me cite some examples:
- Value from investment in technology.
- Support from users and customers.
- Key success factors
- Directional changes
- Major threats or risks
As I mention the initial work starts with one issue and as the relationship develops the discussion of broadens to other issues. The fact that someone is willing seek help on the issue really helps because often means a readiness to try new approaches to deal with the issues.